WORKSHOP INFORMATION

(updated regularly)

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Saturday 8th June 2019 10am-3pm THE FOREST IN MIXED MEDIA’ £35 Chancefield Woodland Hut, Falkland estate, Fife. (beyond Pillars of Hercules, turn left and follow the signs)

Discover the joys of being creative outdoors in a beautiful forest location. After energising creative warm ups, we’ll be out and about nearby, initially following the tracks, then venturing into the woods choosing viewpoints for composition, with effective tonal range and aerial perspective in both monochrome and colour. Subjects will include general landscape, along with buildings as they are encountered during the walk. We’ll return to the hut where you can have your packed lunch before visiting another area of the forest in which to work. Suitable for adults at any level. Lightweight drawing boards and easels plus a wide range of materials will be on hand. Please bring a selection of your own if you have them. Wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions as we’ll aim to be outside or under shelter if really necessary. You’ll need to bring your own packed lunch, or you may wish to eat at the Pillars of Hercules, although this can get busy and you may be late back.

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Monday 10th June 2019 10am-3pm ‘UP CLOSE & MONO’ Creative Natures workshop £35 …followed by optional discussion and feedback of previous work. Stables Craft Hub at the Centre for Stewardship, Falkland, Fife.

In this intensive day, we’ll spend the first short while gathering inspirational natural materials such as leaves, bark, branches and feathers near to the stables to bring back to the studio for close creative study of form, texture and tone in monochrome. Building on skills learnt in previous workshops we’ll use graphite pencil, charcoal and ink to produce finished artworks and also sketches for your further development at home. There’ll be a variety of materials on hand including drawing boards and a selection of papers, but please bring your favoured things along too, if you wish. You’ll also need a packed lunch or to buy things locally. Everyone’s encouraged to use a sketchbook regularly between these Creative Natures sessions, so by all means bring yours along if you wish to discuss your work, and be given ideas for progression over a cuppa at the end of the workshop. www.centreforstewardship.org.uk/whats-on/

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Saturday 15th June 2019 10am-12.30pm ‘MORNING SKETCHING IN THE GARDEN’ £25
Hill of Tarvit Mansion, near Cupar, Fife KY15 5PB

We’ll be out and about in the gardens using charcoal and graphite to capture the stunning scenery in the grounds surrounding the mansion. This opportunity is a fabulous creative experience in itself or can be preparation for further upcoming classes in drawing and painting to be held later in the year. We’ll look at effective composition, tonal range and aerial perspective using the trees, flowers and buildings as our inspiration. Suitable for adults at any level. Join like-minded people in a sociable, supportive and fun atmosphere. Lightweight drawing boards and easels and a wide range of drawing materials will be on hand. Please bring a selection of your own if you have them. To see the venue visit: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/ hill-of-tarvit-mansion. Afterwards, treat yourself to tea at the lovely café inside, then why not join the 365,000 members of the National Trust for Scotland? You can take a tour inside the mansion, then visit all their other wonderful venues around Scotland! www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/hill-of-tarvit-mansion

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Sunday 23rd June 2019 10am-12.30pm ‘MORNING SKETCHING AT KELLIE’ £25 Kellie Castle, near Pittenweem, Fife KY10 2RE

The glorious grounds and buildings of Kellie Castle are the subject of this half day class, sketching in charcoal and drawing with graphite. This opportunity is a fabulous creative experience in itself or can be preparation for further upcoming classes in drawing and painting to be held later in the year. We’ll look at effective composition, tonal range and aerial perspective using the trees, flowers and buildings as our inspiration. Suitable for adults at any level. Lightweight drawing boards and easels plus a wide range of materials will be on hand. Please bring a selection of your own if you have them. Join like-minded people in a sociable, supportive and fun atmosphere. To see the venue visit: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/kellie-castle Afterwards, treat yourself to tea at the lovely café inside, then why not join the 365,000 members of the National Trust for Scotland? You can take a tour inside the castle, then visit all their other wonderful venues around Scotland! www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/kellie-castle

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Friday 28th June 10am-12.30pm ‘READY, SET – SKETCH!’ Creative Natures workshop £25 Stables Craft Hub at the Centre for Stewardship, Falkland, Fife.

A fun and lively short session out and about for those who’ve been on a Creative Natures charcoal sketching workshop before, and others keen to give this wonderfully expressive medium a try. We can easily get stuck and feel demotivated or overwhelmed when trying to decide on how to tackle a subject, thinking ‘Where do I start? That’s why this charcoal sketching workout is the ideal antidote – you’ve no time to think! Following some energising creative warm ups to get the juices flowing, we’ll be taking short walks while travelling light, producing several sketches, working fast and loose. All materials supplied, but if bringing your own sketchbook, size A3 is recommended. Lightweight drawing boards and easels plus a wide range of materials will be on hand. Please bring a selection of your own if you have them. Wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions as we’ll aim to be outside or under shelter if really necessary. www.centreforstewardship.org.uk/whats-on/

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